Ann C. doesn't let on too much of what she does during the week. ToothFairy is the most punctual at arriving at the advertised start time, and always ready to roll out. Her habitual discipline provides an insight that Ann is governed by procedures and timetables. And is neither tormented or trendy.
An amiable, prepossessing and refined lady, who not only adds a touch of class
to the "Muggs" but can ride a bike to boot.
Anne saddled-up for eight consecutive Sydney to the Southport in 7½ days which Rotary Club of Engadine has administered. The field has swelled to over 100 cyclists. Participants pedal between 120 to 155km a day. The ride is a fund raiser for "Youth off the Street" which is run by Fr. Chris Riley, and generates about $100,000 pa due to generous contributions. To date the charity has raised over $900,000 in donations.
Ann, who holds a Degree in
Dentistry and other post-grad medical qualifications, operates on faces,
sometimes following trauma. Ann and her late partner, Geoff
pioneered Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Australia.
On each of the last 16 years, Ann, Geoff McK, and a bunch of other anaesthetists and nursing staff from Oz and abroad, travelled to Cebu in the Philippines each April on "Operation Restore Hope" to operate on people with facial deformities, who without such generosity, would not receive treatment which we Australians take for granted. Cebu, an island area of over 5 million people, has a very high incident of cleft lip and palate deformity.
The team photo for Operation Restore Hope 2003
ToothFairy's new carbon fibre Giant with a 50/36 compact front crank
Ned and Ann at Mt White circa April 2007
Ann-Marie and ToothFairy at Andy's after 33km if ya started from Nth Turra', but these two didn't
SloshFest at Duo Montagnes - Sept '07
Taking a breather at the water fountain at crest of KOM Climb from Bobbin Head with a magnificent Christmas tree in the background - Boxing Day 2007.
Approaching Windsor - Aug '10